Graduate Profiles

Alternative Careers


Building upon the aptitudes and skills developed on the BA Architecture course at Sheffield, graduates share insights into their alternative careers that they pursued.

Corina Angheloiu

Forum for the Future
London

I think the days where clear career pathways were lined up at the end of traditional degrees are (nearly) over and early-career practitioners need to consider how they want to use their skills and time, rather than follow and auto-pilot approach climbing a traditional career ladder.

Sarah Gold

IF
London

IF gives me the opportunity to work on problems that I believe are the most critical challenges of our time.

Estelle Jarvis

Bompas & Parr
London

Architecture trains you to come up with quick ideas of different scale, complexity and creativity, ideal for a creative agency when you’ve got ten or more clients on the go at once.

Simon Hicks

Foster + Partners
London

If you know what you want, a master’s degree is a great way change your career trajectory, though it’s not essential… so long as you want to continue working in a design industry, don’t ever stop sketching.

Matthew Marson

Accenture
London

The degree is a demonstrable combination of skills that means I am to sketch and think like a designer, whilst getting down into the nitty-gritty of the numbersing so.

Hannah Wiessler Leas

Warner Bros.
Leavesden

It was so easy for me to get into set design with an Architecture degree behind me – about half of the Art department either studied architecture or worked at a practice in their earlier careers.

Ruth Jennings

Event Communications
London

Have a look around and undertake work placements wherever possible. There are a lot of career opportunities out there for graduates of architecture and it’s easier to engage in placements when you’re still a student.

Calum Green

London Community Land Trust + Citizens UK
London

You can always return to architecture… keep trying new things, testing different interests, and you’ll get an increasingly better understanding of what you enjoy, and what you’re best at.

Tom Goodall

Argent
London

From my experiences I would encourage anyone looking to shift away from practice to consider the reasons why and, if possible, wait until they have completed their Chartership before doing so.